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Hosted by Mark Daniel Nelson with Peggi Kroll Roberts, comments and tech support Carole Gray-Weihman Online Workshop- May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2020 - 10AM (PDT) Registered students, log in (or create account) and click on "Online Instruction" for class details.

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May 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

ONLINE WEEKLY - Register by May 3, 10AM


About This Live Event

Join Ray as he talks through each demonstration with step-by-step reasoning and justifying his strategy, while answering your questions live. Ray has painted hundreds of locations throughout his career and has accumulated a vast library of images from each of these locations. The challenge with painting is every location has its demands and strategy with the way one approaches their painting. Situational challenges from water to atmospheric perspective, from bright colors to light/dark shapes; all have their considerations. Most times Ray starts with the dark shapes but occasionally he may put a bright color down first or isolate a very light shape. 

Ray will pace us through his process of painting; selection, layout, block-in, and refining. Each step will illustrate his academic approach as applied to painting the landscape. Many situational strategies revealed.

Mark Daniel Nelson brings the insight of an accomplished artist to the hosting of this program. Carole Gray-Weihman,award-winning artist, will offer insights and help with answering your questions and providing technical support.

Online Workshop - Hosted with Mark Daniel Nelson, assisted by Carole Gray-Weihman and Peggi Kroll RobertsEach class is at least 1 hour (10AM PDT - 11AM PDT) or (17:00 UTC - 18:00 UTC). Please be prepared for class to run over-time.

Registered students, log in to website (or create account) and click on "Online Instruction" for class all details and hand-out. We will send out Zoom Conference log in information 1-3 days prior to the first class (depending on when you registered). We also send out reminders 2 hours in advance of every live class that includes log-in info. These emails are sent from <>. Please add us to your "white list" so that our notices do not end up in SPAM.

Cost: $120 for this series of 4 classes

  1. Watch Four LIVE interactive classes / get answers to your questions in real time. 
  2. Stream/Download our HD recording of class (unlimited viewing) / 1 week after air date.
  3. Watch and participate in LIVE Q&A with Ray.
  4. Access to Limited/Exclusive Facebook Group after the course ends (with light critiquing).


May 4: Class 1- Wild Water! Ray shows his approach to painting a crashing wave and rocks. Narrowing your focus on gray scales and color temperature is key to this demonstration. This is strategy you will need for capturing truly wet water.

May 11: Class 2- Springtime Creek. This demonstration will be focusing on organizing your light and dark shapes and finding a tension and balance within the shapes. Spring greens can be a very difficult challenge. Slight temperature changes will help as well as attention to color intensity.  

May 18: Class 3- Vermilion Cliffs. Join Ray for this sunrise painting where the fleeting light makes for fleeting colors. That warm light you see in the morning with the subtle shapes that don't last very long off the distance, make these cliffs truly monumental. The challenge here is capturing the right color temperatures with the lightest colors that you have on your palette (premixing colors)  

May 25: Class 4- Grand Canyon. Its all about light and shadow AND atmospheric perspective. Find your lightest brightest color and key the rest of the painting from there ( just as long as you’ve managed your A P well)

Homework - Facebook Group Page will be where students paintings will be posted. There will be light critiquing. 

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